Create the perfect football watching party spread with this DIY Game Day Nacho Bar! All your football fans will love it for snacking on during the big game!
It’s that time of year – the time when you gather around the TV with your friends and family to watch the big game! Whether members of your crew are diehard football fans or they just came for the food (ahem, me.), they’re going to need some game day snacks. There’s nothing more important than the food for watching the big game! (Yes, that’s a fact.) I’ve got you covered this year with an awesome DIY game day nacho bar! You can make it your own for the perfect party spread that your football fans will love.
THE GAME PLAN
Make your game day party a breeze with just a few simple steps. First, you’ll need to gather your equipment, aka – the supplies. Make your list then head to the store for all of your game day needs. You’ll want to grab some disposable plates, bowls, cups, napkins, and plasticware for minimal dish duty (because your dishes are the last thing on people’s minds during the game.) And of course, you’ll need to pick up all the ingredients you need for your nachos! Which brings us to…
I like to get plenty of options for my game day nacho bar, so that all of my guests can create their perfect plate. Some ideas you may want to consider:
- Different types of chips – tortilla chips, sweet potato chips, etc.
- Dips (so important!) – guacamole, salsa, queso, sour cream
- Bulk- cook up a meat, such as carnitas, salsa chicken, or taco meat. Include a vegetarian option, like black beans or pinto beans.
- The Veggies – lettuce, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, etc.
- The Extras- add a few fun and unexpected extras, like pickled onions, cotija cheese, radishes, or cilantro.
To make things easier on you, you can ask guests to bring a dip, dessert, or drinks.
Prepare for the big game by prepping as much as you can in advance. Chop your veggies, make the salsa and guac, and prep your ingredients. I like to use the slow cooker to make the meat so that it’s hands-off, extra tender, and stays warm for people to serve themselves anytime. Just before the party, place all of your ingredients into serving dishes and set out serving utensils along with your disposable plates, cups, napkins, bowls, and eating utensils.
THE MAIN EVENT
When your guests arrive, the food will be ready and guests can build their own plates and come and go for more as they please, so you can relax and enjoy the game (or, you know, just the snacks) along with your guests.
Now tell me: how would you build your perfect nachos?